DOG owners in Grimethorpe can get a free basic dog health check for their pooch.

The pet's ears, eyes, teeth, coat condition and general fitness will be checked thanks to an offer from the Dogs Trust in partnership with Barnsley Council.

There will also be an opportunity to arrange free vaccination, flea and worm prevention if the owner also agrees to have the dog neutered at a participating vet free of charge.

Free microchipping is also available.

Coun Roy Miller said: "This is a great opportunity for Grimethorpe dog owners to make sure their pet is fit and healthy.

"I also encourage people to consider getting their dog neutered - there are many health benefits and it can prevent unwanted litters."

The Dogs Trust will be at St Luke's Church, St Luke's Road, Grimethorpe, on March 24 from 11am to 2pm.

Limited numbers are available so dogs will be treated on a first come first served basis with the last dog seen at 2pm.

All dogs must be wearing a collar and lead and have a handler present who is over 18 years old. Proof of address will be required and owners are also asked to bring along proof of any vaccinations their dog has already had.